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Honda Civic: Clemson students develop 600hp rallycross hatch

Students at Clemson University in South Carolina, USA, have developed a 447kW Honda Civic racer dubbed Deep Orange 9. The concept is part of an annual project for graduate students at the American university, which has seen cars like the Mini Deep Orange 7 and Mazda Deep Orange 3 developed...

Honda demos 'Smart Intersection' tech

Honda has demonstrated its Smart Intersection vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technology in Marysville, Ohio, the town where its first North American factory and research centre is based. Honda's Smart Intersection setup has four cameras mounted atop the traffic lights at each corner of an intersection...

Honda invests $3.8 billion in GM's autonomous car division

Honda will help General Motors and Cruise, its self-driving car unit, fund and engineer a next-generation autonomous vehicle to be sold throughout the world. Honda will plow roughly US$2 billion ($2.8 billion) into Cruise over the next 12 years, and is also investing US$750 million ($1 billion) upfront for a 5.7 per cent share in the self-driving unit...

Honda Civic Type R: Premium Accessory range launched

Honda has announced a new range of carbon-fibre accessories and a set of forged wheels for the Civic Type R. The headlining option is a new set of forged alloy wheels designed to hark back to legendary Type R models past. They're finished in white, and measure the same 20-inches as the standard units but shave 2.1kg per corner, for an 8...

2020 Honda Jazz spied

The fourth-generation Honda Jazz has been spied for the first time while undergoing hot weather testing in southern Europe. Covered from head to toe in camouflage wrap, it’s hard to make out too many of the new car’s styling details. There’s no disguising the new Jazz’s overall silhouette, though, which retains the mini-people-mover-meets-tall-hatch look of the first three generations...

Takata: Driver killed was meant to have airbag replaced two days earlier

The first driver killed by a faulty Takata airbag in Australia was meant to have his airbag replaced two days before the fatal accident, the court has been told. Huy Neng Ngo was killed in a "relatively minor collision" in Cabramatta on July 13, 2017, when a metal shard from the faulty Takata inflator in his 2007 Honda CR-V struck his neck...

Honda slow-and-steady on electrification for Australia

The head of Honda's local arm says that whatever the brand might look to take leadership on in the Australian market, electrification won't be at the top of the list. Speaking with CarAdvice, Honda Australia boss Stephen Collins touched on a two-fold problem: the business case for hybrids isn't compelling, and, for now, full-electric models seem to be on the 'look but don't touch' list for our region...

2019 Honda CR-V Vi announced from $28,290

Honda has expanded its CR-V range, announcing the launch of a new entry-level Vi variant with a 2.0-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine and CVT. The new base CR-V will be priced from $28,290 before on-road costs, undercutting the current VTi price leader by $2400. Where the VTi (and the wider range, for that matter) is powered by a turbocharged 1...

2019 Honda NSX revealed in Monterey, pricing unchanged for Australia

The updated Honda NSX – known in other markets as the Acura NSX – has been revealed at Monterey Car Week, ahead of an Australian launch in "early 2019". Key changes include a new Thermal Orange Pearl exterior paint option (pictured), which the company says pays homage to 30 years of Acura race cars with orange-accented liveries...

Hot hatches have jumped the shark, and we deserve better

I despise the phrase 'jumped the shark'. It comes from a late episode of Happy Days, where Fonzie literally jumps over a shark on water skis – at least, that's what Wikipedia told me. I wasn't born when the shark was first jumped, you see, but the expression still lingers like a bad smell over pop culture...

Honda to add turbo HR-V in Europe, but not for Oz - UPDATE

Honda Europe has released initial details and images of the updated 2019 HR-V, ahead of an October launch for that market. While the exterior revisions are largely in line with the updated model revealed for places like Japan and Australia, the EU-spec HR-V will offer a 1...